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MIA & BSI Seek Joint Venture / Consolidation to Strengthen the Natural Stone Industry

The board of directors for both the Marble Institute of America (MIA) and the Building Stone Institute (BSI) unanimously voted at their respective July board meetings to ask the memberships of each organization to approve a 2-year joint venture to consolidate operations. A late November/early December membership vote is anticipated. This action concludes twelve months of discussions about the

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MIA Pinnacle Awards Deadline Extended

The deadline for entries for the Marble Institute of America’s 2015 Pinnacle Awards has been extended to August 12, 2015. These highly coveted awards are given to projects whose beauty, creativity, ingenuity, and craftsmanship exemplify professional mastery in the use of natural stone in commercial and residential applications. As a Pinnacle Award winner, you will

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Stiles Machinery Inc. will showcase a number of plastics manufacturing technologies and solutions for sizing, machining and polishing acrylics and other plastics at this year’s AWFS Fair at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Stiles will be hosting live machinery demonstrations for plastics applications which will include the WEEKE ABP 155, a CNC-controlled diamond edge polishing machine

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Public Auction Sale of 2,000+ Cambria Quartz Slabs and More

TCL Asset Group Inc. of Toronto, Ontario, together with Crescent Commercial Corporation, of Montreal, Quebec, invite fabricators and other countertop professionals to the Live Onsite And Webcast Public Auction Sale of more than 2,000 full and partial slabs of Cambria quartz and a variety of stone, quartz, solid surface and laminate fabrication equipment, all formerly

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The International Surface Event announces call for Best of 2016 Awards

The International Surface Event (TISE) has announced the call for nominations for the Best of 2016 Awards program, sponsored by Floor Covering News, Stone World and TILE Magazine. The winning companies will be announced and awarded in the winner’s booths, January 2016, at The International Surface Event in Las Vegas, Nevada. Participation in the Best

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Chem-Set’s Keep-Nut a Revolutionary New Tool for Contractors and Craftspeople Alike

Chem-Set™ has released Keep-Nut™, a new press in, self-anchoring threaded insert that joins convenience and strength. The adhesives experts at Chemical Concepts are pleased to announce yet another fastening solution that’s sure to reduce the time and effort put into ensuring a strong and reliable bond. It’s the “Keep-Nut” from in-house brand, Chem–Set, designed specifically

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